New Video: Toy Story Characters in Toymation

Let your imagination soar with DisneyPixar’s new space-themed “Toymation” video. The video features the Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Command Center and other action figures from Mattel.

In the video, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and sidekick Rex venture into outer space to battle the evil Emperor Zurg. Using stop-motion animation, this video combines old techniques with new concepts to create a modern animated short for Toy Story fans everywhere.

Facts about the video:

- It took a crew of eight people more than 1,300 hours in a span of four weeks to complete the Toymation video.

- Every second needed 12 frames of pictures.

- Every shot needed at least three takes, many of which had to be done separately with each toy and then placed together later.

- Each toy had to be taken apart and reassembled with wire and museum putty in order to be rigged properly to animate.

- The dust bunnies were created from an old carpet the team almost threw out right before production on the Toymation project began.

- The crew made five trips to the supermarket to clear out their asparagus, big broccoli heads, and artichokes to build the vegetable forest set.